Friday, October 27, 2006

Product alert

I'm a fermata... hold me.

HT: Monica/facebook

5 comments:

Joanna said...

I want one I want one!!

YFM said...

OK....what is a fermata?

Becca said...

It's a "bird's eye" notation in music; it means to hold the note until the conductor cuts you off, you feel like it, or for approximately twice the written value if you're playing Bach.

mel said...

And if you play horn and you have a 2-measure solo at the beginning of a piece, a fermata means hold the note until you pass out, because your band director enjoys seeing just how long it will take...

Becca said...

Or if it's Beethoven's Fifth and you have a solo entrance AFTER the fermata it varies, just so the conductor can catch you off guard every time...

[frustrating rehearsal tonight...]